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From literary text to images: symbolic shred of the costume in Brazilian cinema

Grant number: 12/25481-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Cinema
Principal Investigator:José Leonardo do Nascimento
Grantee:Teresa Midori Takeuchi
Host Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The analysis of the Brazilian cinema costumes comes from the building of the cultural imaginary character in relation to the figure of the peasant in the discursive visuality of the cinema from the literary matrix. This analysis is intended to investigate until what point the costumes visuality reconstructs character in the cinema, since the costumes that wears (or unwears) the literary persona and the cinematic constitute like symbolic elements in the communication system. For this research to have revealing readings, it will be guided by some interpretations, including the philosophical vision of Pierre Bourdieu on the power contained in the words and symbolic dimensions of social life, including the costume seemed as a key construction element of characters identity, that can be the expression of sexuality, identification with a social class or even with the power. The reading of costumes permeates the context of the times and the situation portrayed when the movie happened, through analysis of Graciliano Ramos work, Vidas Secas (1938) and the eponymous film by Nelson Pereira dos Santos (1963), Os Sertões (1902), by Euclides da Cunha and the transpositions for the language of cinema in Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (1964), Glauber Rocha, with costumes by Paul Gil Soares and Guerra de Canudos (1997), by Sergio Rezende, with costumes by Beth Filipecki. These shreds were elect in order to enable visual interpretation among the three films above as the aesthetic design of the directors listed, considering the literary narrative sense. The costumes that depict our heroes on the silver screen wears literally the "word," according to the costume concept of Lessa de Lacerda (2007).Keywords: translation intersemiotic, costumes of Brazilian cinema, film adaptation. (AU)

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TAKEUCHI, Teresa Midori. From literary text to images: symbolic oddments of costumes in brazilian cinema. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Artes. São Paulo São Paulo.

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